The first Bombardier Challenger 650 jet registered and operated in Mexico has entered service. The entry has brought Bombardier’s total business jet fleet in Latin America to nearly 550 aircraft, around 200 of which are operating in Mexico. The Canada-based plane maker also noted that the Challenger 650 jet fulfils Mexican customers’ requirements, providing operational flexibility required to fly in the country and other rts of Latin and North America. Bombardier Business Aircraft Latin America regional vice-president Stéphane Leroy said: “The Challenger 650 jet is an ideal aircraft to be operated from high-altitude airports, such as Toluca near Mexico City. “It offers the perfect combination of cabin comfort, superior performance and the lowest direct operating costs in its category. “The Challenger 650 aircraft is rt of a proven and best-selling platform, flown by leading operators worldwide.”
With a market share of more than 40% in Latin America, the Challenger aircraft series is equipped with synthetic vision system (SVS) as baseline, and new entertainment and productivity solutions, as well as offers larger cabin s ce and other facilities. According to the recently published Bombardier Business Aircraft Market Forecast, business aviation industry deliveries in Latin America will reach to 790 aircraft for the ten-year period covering 2016-2025. Developed on the basis of Bombardier Challenger aircraft series, the Challenger 650 aircraft entered service last year. Under certain operating conditions, the Challenger 650 aircraft has the ability to fly up to eight ssengers from Toluca, Mexico, to Miami, US in two hours and 50min. Bombardier recently delivered the first Challenger 650 aircraft, which will be operated from Germany.